Hibiscus, also known as rose mallow, is a plant that belongs to the mallow family. Hibiscus grows on well-drained soils in the sunny areas. Hibiscus is usually cultivated for ornamental purposes, but it can be also used in human diet, as a cure for various disorders and as a source of natural dyes. A tea made from hibiscus flowers is known by many names around the world and is served both hot and cold. # There are over 200 species of hibiscus. # Hibiscus is known as "shoe flower" in China because people use it to polish their shoes.
Fertilise it with high potassium fertiliser.
Water plants deeply and thoroughly.
In early spring, remove dead stems from established plants.
The image is indicative in nature. As plants are natural products, shape and size may be of varying scale.
For flowering plants, the flower can be fully bloomed, semi bloomed or in bud stage.